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February Stats - 8896 Pageviews from 4019 unique visitors.
February's top directories in order of popularity were -
www.thames-info.co.nz/HuiaLodge
www.thames-info.co.nz/RapauraWatergardens

www.thames-info.co.nz/KauaerangaCountry
www.thames-info.co.nz/windows
www.thames-info.co.nz/Harcourts


Our most visited index pages, in order of popularity were: BUSINESSES - ACCOMMODATION - INFORMATION - COROMANDEL - ACTIVITIES - MAP

This month we show the Usage by Country stats - Visitors from 48 countries have checked out www.thames-info.co.nz ...

Usage by Country for February 2007

 

Top 30 of 48 Total Countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

Hits

Files

KBytes

Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

10236

38.16%

8064

42.53%

129429

44.93%

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2

6304

23.50%

3232

17.04%

43721

15.18%

US Commercial

3

3156

11.77%

2320

12.23%

32660

11.34%

Network

4

2595

9.67%

2136

11.26%

31480

10.93%

Unresolved/Unknown

5

1503

5.60%

1156

6.10%

17273

6.00%

Australia

6

673

2.51%

483

2.55%

8187

2.84%

United Kingdom

7

506

1.89%

336

1.77%

4242

1.47%

Netherlands

8

291

1.08%

229

1.21%

2513

0.87%

Germany

9

227

0.85%

127

0.67%

1909

0.66%

Japan

10

184

0.69%

158

0.83%

2154

0.75%

France

11

161

0.60%

116

0.61%

1277

0.44%

Switzerland

12

131

0.49%

92

0.49%

1764

0.61%

Belgium

13

120

0.45%

103

0.54%

1755

0.61%

Canada

14

110

0.41%

94

0.50%

1493

0.52%

Italy

15

82

0.31%

65

0.34%

1022

0.35%

Denmark

16

60

0.22%

48

0.25%

1268

0.44%

Sweden

17

58

0.22%

55

0.29%

843

0.29%

Poland

18

37

0.14%

24

0.13%

268

0.09%

US Educational

19

36

0.13%

35

0.18%

400

0.14%

Malaysia

20

33

0.12%

27

0.14%

335

0.12%

Czech Republic

21

30

0.11%

26

0.14%

431

0.15%

China

22

26

0.10%

22

0.12%

335

0.12%

Singapore

23

26

0.10%

24

0.13%

264

0.09%

South Africa

24

24

0.09%

22

0.12%

203

0.07%

Luxembourg

25

23

0.09%

19

0.10%

175

0.06%

Austria

26

22

0.08%

13

0.07%

161

0.06%

Brazil

27

17

0.06%

17

0.09%

162

0.06%

India

28

15

0.06%

14

0.07%

163

0.06%

Non-Profit Organization

29

14

0.05%

13

0.07%

153

0.05%

Latvia

30

12

0.04%

9

0.05%

476

0.17%

Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not 100 Percent Perfect

Is perfection the best characteristic for a brand? Until recently, many might have said yes. Martha Stewart fans certainly would have agreed. Year after year, the ever-perfect Martha concocted one perfect piece of decorating advice after another. Her brand-building was perfect ... but repetition of such reliable perfection made the occasional mistake glaringly obvious.

The ultimate brand is like a real person. The more human the components associated with a brand, the stronger it is. The most successful brands will often exhibit human qualities. Instances of brands that offer extraordinarily good service usually coincide with those brands that have a human touch.

Most of us have emailed or phoned questions and/or complaints about brands. When replies have a human voice, they've generally addressed our concerns. Such replies typically exhibit the writer's authority and credibility ... the authority to write as a credible individual.

As customers, we demand brands deliver on expectations. It's a minimum standard to expect a brand to reply to inquiries within 24 hours. That's probably about as far as we allow our expectations to go. So minimal are expectations now, a response that deviates from a standard automatic reply and provides just a glimpse of a person behind it adds equity to the brand.

The human touch has enormous value. A brand that exhibits that quality it is likely to become a favourite.

To achieve this, a brand must develop human behaviour. And human behaviour is rarely perfect. To err is human. Slips, quirks and idiosyncratic behaviours define our unique personalities. Brands should attempt to do the same.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not talking about messing up your account status or filling email messages and letters with spelling errors. Make a brand's behaviour real. Consistency is a valuable trait. But mechanical perfection and artificial sameness can alienate.

Take huge banking corporations. Edifices in steel and glass line our main streets, plastered with huge corporate logos and filled with people uniformly dressed. How uninspiring.

Corporations don't need sterile predictability to maintain a professional image. Adherence to conformity can reflect senior level insecurity.

Imagine if Martha had a cake flop ... if a painting hanging on her wall wasn't straight ... what if she admitted to a terrible hangover. Chinks in the image would reinforce it, not weaken it. They would inspire empathy with her.

Chinks in the armour only appear to be faults to the wearer. From a distance, a consumer sees reinforcement. A few chinks in Martha's brand could have armed her against the day a real mistake happened.

Project a perfect image to the world and the world expects perfection. Such expectations may not work to your benefit. Before re-designing your website, TV campaign, shop decoration, or whatever generates traffic and revenue, consider the level of perfection you want to maintain. Maybe perfection is not all it's cracked up to be.


A great way to improve your link popularity which is directly related to your search engine ranking, is to take advantage of our FREE classified advertisement offer. We have "classifieds" on our four town websites (www.matamata-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.morrinsville-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.tearoha-info.co.nz/classifieds.html - www.thames-info.co.nz/classifieds.html) and they receive an enormous amount of visitors - if you're not there you're missing out !! All you have to do is forward us 25 words about your business - a breeze surely!! Your classified advertisement will be linked to your website.

Site of the Month is the Coastal Motor Lodge - and they receive a free direct click through and feature image from www.thames-info.co.nz to their website.
Leanne Taylor
:: www.wwwdesign.co.nz ::
Award Winning Website Design, Hosting & Maintenance
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